Opportunity for All

Moving forward, together

Sudbury, ON, associate Joshua Oshkabewisens of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation explains why Walmart Canada’s support for truth and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples matters to him.

Walmart is a place for everyone. We recognize the diversity within Canada and are committed to addressing systemic barriers to equity and inclusion. These values, along with an aim to work with our communities to be an anti-racist organization, are embedded in our company culture and key to our regeneration strategy.

Walmart Canada fosters an environment where everyone is valued. It’s an ongoing process, and one that makes us stronger, together.

We’ve made significant gains in pay equity and gender parity, and we’re working to advance opportunities for racialized groups, with particular attention to Black and Indigenous communities.

Named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for our commitment to gender parity; our programs to increase diversity in recruitment, training and advancement; our annual inclusion events; and our Courageous Conversations series

top diversity employer 2022
A Walmart Canada associate delivers a giant cheque for $137,000 to Phyllis Webstad, founder of the Orange Shirt Society. / Un associé de Walmart Canada remet un chèque géant de 137 000 $ à Phyllis Webstad, fondatrice de la Orange Shirt Society.


Profits from the sale of our Every Child Matters t-shirts, donated to the Orange Shirt Society

A woman places a pin on a poster listing all the languages spoken by Walmart Canada associates. / Une femme appose une épingle sur une affiche énumérant toutes les langues parlées par les associés de Walmart Canada.

Walmart Canada associates speak more than 100 languages and hail from all over the world. For many, this is their first job in Canada.

Walmart associate Kyle Wong stands in front of a Pride flag. / Kyle Wong, associé de Walmart, se tient devant un drapeau Pride.

All sites hold annual events to mark Black History Month, Pride, National Indigenous Peoples Day, Walmart’s own Cultural Awareness Day, etc.

Our Brave and Courageous Conversations series, which debuted in 2021, has tackled tough issues such as anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racism and Islamophobia.


Percentage of the 7,400 promotions in 2021 earned by women

A Walmart Canada worker in the fresh produce section wears a badge that identifies her as a Store Manager. / Une associée de Walmart Canada qui se tient dans la section des produits frais porte un insigne qui l'identifie en tant que gérante de la succursale..
Walmart store manager in front of Walmart supercentre / Une gerante de succursale devant un Supercentre Walmart


The increase in female store managers since 2010, when our Women in Retail program launched in Canada. More than 35% of store managers now are women, up from 15%.

Pay equity

A 2021 study in consultation with third-party experts confirmed that Walmart Canada pays associates equitably across genders.


Walmart Canada has committed to gender parity at all levels

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